MyTailor.com vis-a-vis ModernTailor.com

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CruzAzul, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Falstaff

    Falstaff Active Member

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    This.

    If you're considering ordering from MyTailor, go Thomas Mason or don't go at all. Most of the non-TM fabrics leave quite a bit to be desired. TM Silver or Gold are great.

    The only instance in which I'd recommend the lower-end fabrics is for your first one or two orders. You'll need a few to get the fit right, and there's no reason to waste a lot of money doing so.


    I've found the fabrics in the "executive collection" (the ones that are priced around $100) to be of reasonably high quality. The lower-priced options are pretty iffy.
     


  2. July

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    All my shirts from MyTailor are from Thomas Mason or Monty Prince fabric and they compare well to my RLPL shirts (perhaps a touch drier). Joe is attentive and the product is consistently good, but the tax + airmail + duty amounts to a >15% upcharge in addition to the shirt price, which annoys me, if not dissuades me from ordering more often.
     


  3. sabvinnie

    sabvinnie Senior member

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    Nialma states they have a fast turnaround, but it is not always the case and they can take up to a month.
    I have never waited more than 9 days over 2 years now - you are definitely unlucky.

    Expediency is not everything but it is important for impatient people like me.
     


  4. scruff

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    See, now to me, that's at a point where we start to lose some of the supposed advantages of using an online service. You didn't get a lot of speed, you paid a lot of money, and it took multiple passes to get the fit right. I'm glad you're happy with the result, but I lack your patience or willingness to shell out like that for two test shirts.

    How does this lose some of the supposed advantages of an online service? Does it really make a difference if your shirt arrives in 3 weeks instead of 6 weeks? These are items that are supposed last months if not years, what's a few extra weeks to get them in your hands? Re: multiple passes, you're paying for a made-to-measure shirt with no fittings instead of something bespoke. You're bound to have a few tweaks before getting the fit down (and if you want to nail the fit off the bat, go bespoke - unfortunately, that runs against your wanting to pay alot of money). And, regardless, Joe will completely redo a shirt if it's unwearable. My Mytailor "test" shirts came out quite wonderful and they immediately found a place in my regular rotation.
     


  5. phxlawstudent

    phxlawstudent Senior member

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    Just put in an order with moderntailor using that $20 coupon. $35 total for a MTM shirt? Thats less than my OTR shirts! Couldn't resist. Anyway, we'll see how it goes.

    That said, I must say, I think propercloth.com is a much better designed website and I really like the fact that I can see the final dimensions of the shirt before I place the order. Whereas with moderntailor I gave them my body measurements. Probably should have just gone to propercloth.com, copied my measurements from the order I placed with them, and used it with moderntailor.

    Live and learn. I just sent them an email specifying the chest and waist size I wanted on the finished garment. Maybe they'll listen. Who knows. But for $35, I don't think I'll be too disappointed no matter what.
     


  6. Timeless Fashion

    Timeless Fashion Senior member

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    Pricewise, Nialma and Propercloth and Mytailor seem to be more comparable. I would say ModernTailor competes in the price range of Jantzen since they have shirt specials as low as $29.
     


  7. coltboy75

    coltboy75 Senior member

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    Below is the response I received from the Modern Tailor forum when I posed a questioned concernign their suits. Tell me what you think!!!


    #3 (permalink) 12-24-2009, 11:42 PM
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    ModernTailor Suit - Fit Guarantee

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    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks for your comments.
    If it's your first time to order ModernTailor suit, please order our suit swatches Just put a note that you'd like to order suit swatches so you can have a feel of the material we use.

    When you get the suits after a couple of weeks and think that the fit needs alterations, please have it altered in your own local area. Once you have the measurements that you think is perfect for you (as advised by your tailor), then please make another order on our database. We'll send you another suit based on the new measurements you entered for FREE

    Emma
    ModernTailor Customer Service
     


  8. phxlawstudent

    phxlawstudent Senior member

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    Wha!?

    How can they possibly afford to do that? They don't even alter it for you, just...make you a new one....
     


  9. coltboy75

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    My thoughts exactly. The second should fit better then the first, but even if it needs alternations, how can this deal be beat?!
     


  10. columbia92

    columbia92 Well-Known Member

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    I always get my shirts from moderntailor.com in about 2 weeks..... On the side note.... has anybody noticed that propercloth sell some of the same fabrics on modern tailor for more money and they claimed that their fabric are from Italy and Japan and made in USA while modern tailor makes their clothe in Shanghai and probably source their fabric in China?
     


  11. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    I've found the fabrics in the "executive collection" (the ones that are priced around $100) to be of reasonably high quality. The lower-priced options are pretty iffy.

    Even the executive collection can be hit or miss, in my experience. A lot of it's decent, but quite a bit of it is so so. For the extra $15-$30 per shirt, I think the leap up to TM is worth it. But YMMV.
     


  12. badsha

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    I placed my order Nov 12th, 2009 and now its Jan. 13, 2010, 8 weeks and waiting. I ordered 1 green micro twill from executive collection and 1 Thomas Mason gingham. I went in person for measuring. I called and MyTailor CSR said they are expecting a shipment from HK today Jan. 13th. Seems like 1st orders take 10 weeks hah!
     


  13. Don Carlos

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    I placed my order Nov 12th, 2009 and now its Jan. 13, 2010, 8 weeks and waiting. I ordered 1 green micro twill from executive collection and 1 Thomas Mason gingham. I went in person for measuring. I called and MyTailor CSR said they are expecting a shipment from HK today Jan. 13th. Seems like 1st orders take 10 weeks hah!

    First orders take awhile. Subsequent orders (at least for me) seem to take exactly 8 weeks from time of order placement to final delivery.
     


  14. badsha

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    First orders take awhile. Subsequent orders (at least for me) seem to take exactly 8 weeks from time of order placement to final delivery.

    Finally got the shirts in 8 weeks + 1 day. First impressions, eh. Fit was ok and the quality was ok i guess. CEGO fits better. The collar and collars are just right. I was expecting more. Hopefully the shirts will fit nicely after a couple of washings, but im not holding my breath. My JCREW XS fits better right now.
     


  15. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    Finally got the shirts in 8 weeks + 1 day. First impressions, eh. Fit was ok and the quality was ok i guess. CEGO fits better. The collar and collars are just right. I was expecting more. Hopefully the shirts will fit nicely after a couple of washings, but im not holding my breath. My JCREW XS fits better right now.

    You'll want to wash the shirts two or three times to shrink them down to size. For whatever reason, MyTailor doesn't pre-wash its cotton before sewing the shirt, so you'll need to do it yourself. The shirts will fit somewhat loosely out of the box, but ideally, they'll fit very well after a few wash/dry cycles.
     


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